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Terminology in Health Care & Public Health   

This component explains specific terminology used by workers in health care and public health. This is NOT a course in data representation or standards.

Component Objectives

At the completion of this component, the student will be able to:

  • Define, understand and correctly pronounce medical terms related to each of the major body systems.
  • Define commonly used terms in public health, nursing, health information technology, and clinical vocabularies & terminologies related to the implementation of electronic health records.
  • Identify the purpose and uses of pertinent health care terminologies in the electronic health record.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate and use health care terminology in the various health information technology roles.

NOTE: This course is part of the Health Information Technology Certificate Program but is opened to those not enrolled in the certificate program as well.


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